Ticker
  • Hit It Once More makes every pole a winning one in the Albany Stakes.Posted 54 minutes ago
  • Syndergaard makes short work of the Funny Cide to remain perfect in two starts.Posted 3 hours ago
  • On Leave (9-5) wins the Riskaverse for her third consecutive victory.Posted 22 hours ago
  • Chad Brown earns career victory #1,000 as Mr. Maybe scores in the John's Call.Posted 1 day ago
  • Rachel's Temper (3-1) gets the job done in the Summer Colony.Posted 3 days ago
  • Midnight Storm (3-10) holds off Om to win the Grade 2 Del Mar Mile.Posted 4 days ago
  • Camp Creek (26-1) comes from well back to pull the upset in the Breeders' Stakes at Woodbine.Posted 4 days ago
  • Time and Motion (8-5) powers by Catch a Glimpse late in the Lake Placid.Posted 4 days ago
  • California Chrome rolls to victory over Beholder and Dortmund in the Pacific Classic.Posted 5 days ago
  • Ashleyluvssugar (5-2)  just holds off Metaboss in the Del Mar Handicap.Posted 5 days ago

Eidson Named Aqueduct Racing Secretary

alg aqueduct
Photo: New York Daily News
Dan Eidson, who has previously worked at Golden Gate Fields, Delaware Park, and most recently at Hollywood Park, will now serve as The New York Racing Association, Inc.'s (NYRA) Racing Secretary at Aqueduct Racetrack. He will serve as assistant racing secretary at Belmont Park and Saratoga Race Course.

 

Eidson, 63, was Hollywood Park's racing secretary for its final meet. There he succeeded Martin Panza, who began in November as NYRA's Senior Vice President of Racing Operations. Previously, Eidson had assisted Panza at Hollywood Park and worked as the track's stakes coordinator since 2002.

 

"Dan is a skilled racing secretary who has worked for me for more than 10 years and has a good idea of what I'm looking for," said Panza. "He will be a real asset to The New York Racing Association and to the horsemen of New York."

 

A native of Palo Alto, Calif., Eidson first worked as a groom for trainers Cecil Jolly and Hall of Famer Bobby Frankel before assisting trainer Eddie Gregson for several years, including 1982 when the stable won the Kentucky Derby with Gato Del Sol.

 

Following a brief training stint, Eidson became assistant racing secretary to Bob Umphrey at Golden Gate Fields. After Umphrey left for Florida, Eidson took over and worked as Golden Gate's racing secretary from 1985-2000.

 

Eidson was Delaware Park's racing secretary in 2001 before Panza hired him at Hollywood Park.

 

"Whenever you are new to an area, you always have a 'welcome' mat, and so far everybody at NYRA has been very helpful and very supportive," said Eidson. "It's great, and I'm looking forward to working here."

 


 

 

NYRA  |  Aqueduct
comments powered by Disqus

Top Stories